2023 polls will not be postponed, INEC assures
Written by Taiwo Adekola on February 2, 2023
Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Prof. Mahmood Yakubu has insisted that the general elections will hold as scheduled.
In a passing remark when the new Director General of the National Youth Service Corps, Brig. General Yushu’a Ahmed visited the commission, Yakubu said the commission has no plans to shift any of the elections.
The INEC boss, who was apparently reacting to media reports and the rumoured planned extension of the elections, however, did not elaborate.
He also assured the NYSC of the safety of Corps members mobilized for the polls.
He said the commission was.lucky to have a large poll o youths ready for deployment n the elections, adding that across the world, no electoral commission can conduct any election based on the strength of its staff alone.
The new NYSC DG, Brig. General Yushu’a Ahmed said the commitment of the NYSC to the delivery of credible elections in the country was unshakable and praised the cordial relationship between the commission and the Service.